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FS/FT/PX: Beautiful '68 fretless Jazz 3TSB **SOLD PENDING THE USUAL**
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Evening all

I played this bass in a shop years ago (Chandlers I think), at which time I was still firmly in something of a Jaco phase. I loved it, and thought "I'll own that one day when I have a proper job"! It popped up for sale on Reverb earlier this year so I jumped at it. It's absolutely glorious, and pretty much sounds like it looks (and smells), open the case and plug it in and it oozes a 50+ year history of jazz/blues bars, sweat, nicotine and alcohol. It's obviously had a few changes over the years, but none detract from the fact that this is a fine example of a well played vintage musician's bass, and far closer I imagine to Jaco's than the FCS relic ever was (I've owned that also).

But I sank almost £3k into a bass that I only play at home, which simply doesn't work with any of the bands I play in, and which I think I'd prefer to sell or trade for something more useful (I also have a Warmoth FL Jazz that works better for me having a 44mm). 

Photos below from the dealer's site, I can provide more detailed shots if needed. 

Cheers

Chris

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stinky poo on a stick. If that had frets on, I’d be right up poostink alley without a propulsion implement.

Crimmeny and gosh darn it. 

Looks like you need an updated tetanus to play it, but I want it...and I don’t necessarily mean to play. I want to buy it dinner and impress it with my witticisms and anecdotes before a mucky fumble in the back of a hackney carriage.

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17 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

stinky poo on a stick. If that had frets on, I’d be right up poostink alley without a propulsion implement.

Crimmeny and gosh darn it. 

Looks like you need an updated tetanus to play it, but I want it...and I don’t necessarily mean to play. I want to buy it dinner and impress it with my witticisms and anecdotes before a mucky fumble in the back of a hackney carriage.

Yep, much as I feel about it 

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2 minutes ago, Beedster said:

Yep, much as I feel about it 

Then don’t do it.

Jenny still tells me off for selling the CS Sting to you...

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2 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

stinky poo on a stick. If that had frets on, I’d be right up poostink alley without a propulsion implement.

Crimmeny and gosh darn it. 

Looks like you need an updated tetanus to play it, but I want it...and I don’t necessarily mean to play. I want to buy it dinner and impress it with my witticisms and anecdotes before a mucky fumble in the back of a hackney carriage.

There's so much of concern in this post, it's almost impossible to know where to start..?

Psychoanalytically speaking, 'GAS' as a descriptor for a far gone state of mind doesn't even come close! 

This is where it all ends people - this is what the dark corners of a Basschat fuelled, bass-addicted, bass players mind looks like. This is the view from our windows.. 😁

Back on topic.. Lovely bass, tons of mojo Chris.. You have extraordinary taste in vintage basses! 

GLWTS or trade... 😊

 

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@silverfoxnik I know you’ve successfully completed your rehabilitation programme.

I’m on a waiting list.

In the meantime, @beedster you need to keep this.

 

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1 hour ago, AndyTravis said:

 

In the meantime, @beedster you need to keep this

At least until You have convinced Mrs T you need it 😉

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Haven’t got the readies and not got anything to trade that Chris’d want.

So. I’ll just sit here thinking about that taxi ride 😏

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On 08/12/2019 at 18:42, hooky_lowdown said:

OMG, for peeps like me who love the relic look, this bass is frecking gorgeous. 😍😍😍😍😍

There's something really good about a beaten up sunburst bass. I really want a beaten up 51 P-Bass but this Jazz just looks amazing.

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On 08/12/2019 at 18:30, Beedster said:

Evening all

I played this bass in a shop years ago (Chandlers I think), at which time I was still firmly in something of a Jaco phase. I loved it, and thought "I'll own that one day when I have a proper job"! It popped up for sale on Reverb earlier this year so I jumped at it. It's absolutely glorious, and pretty much sounds like it looks (and smells), open the case and plug it in and it oozes a 50+ year history of jazz/blues bars, sweat, nicotine and alcohol. It's obviously had a few changes over the years, but none detract from the fact that this is a fine example of a well played vintage musician's bass, and far closer I imagine to Jaco's than the FCS relic ever was (I've owned that also).

But I sank almost £3k into a bass that I only play at home, which simply doesn't work with any of the bands I play in, and which I think I'd prefer to trade for something more useful (I also have a Warmoth FL Jazz that works better for me having a 42nn nut). So, I'm looking to trade for a fretted Precision from around the same era (or a Gibson mandolin, or, well hit me with really interesting stuff as long as it wasn't manufactured since 1980)!

Not looking for a sale right now thanks, money will simply disappear into bills and stuff! I'm in no rush to move it on, but thought I'd see what might be out there. 

Photos below from the dealer's site, I can provide more detailed shots if needed. 

Cheers

Chris

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If someone DOES want to buy it for 3k, you can buy my '66 precision for the same price...!

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2 hours ago, Hoodyy said:

If someone DOES want to buy it for 3k, you can buy my '66 precision for the same price...!

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Lovely bass, but far too pristine for me mate :)

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Seems a bit daft to list this as trade only as there's quite a few nice old basses out there for sale at present, so I'll happily talk cash offers for this lovely old Jazz. Also happy to discuss PX with anything nice and old, 4-string basses (especially old Fender or Yamaha), 6-string guitars (especially Fender electric or Gibson acoustic).

Cheers

C

 

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Hi Beedster,

 

have you got the current specs of the bass? 

It's been epoxied right?

What's the weight of the baby?

 

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Hi Sumatra, Yes, epoxied. I’ll fully update the rest of the details with photos when I get the chance. Cheers. C

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Been thinking about projects and bands for 2020, so a few other potential trades/PXs......

Modulus Flea/Pre EB 'ray

Ric c64/v63

Takamine B-10/TB-10

 

 

 

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Wow.  Literally the best naturally mojo-ed sunburst finish I’ve ever seen on a Fender.   GLWTS/T dude

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On 21/12/2019 at 07:58, MattM said:

Wow.  Literally the best naturally mojo-ed sunburst finish I’ve ever seen on a Fender.   GLWTS/T dude

 

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On 21/12/2019 at 07:58, MattM said:

Wow.  Literally the best naturally mojo-ed sunburst finish I’ve ever seen on a Fender.   GLWTS/T dude

Thanks Matt, kinda agree :)

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Apologies for being slow with details on this folks. A few details pending taking it apart and getting some gut shots.

Components: Body, neck, PUPs, neckplate, bell-plate and circuit are original. Tuners and bridge are not original. There is no pickguard. This appears to have been a concerted attempt at replicating Jaco's Jazz, albeit some time ago. 

Finish: Finish on body is all original. The back of neck (nitro) and board (epoxy) have been refinished, the latter having been either defretted if it's the original (which seems unlikely), or replaced, which seems the most likely story. Note that neither the front or the back of the headstock have been refinished. 

Overall: Stunning, probably as close as you will get to a Jaco Jazz without buying the Bass of Doom. It's a very responsive and subtle instrument, to my ears and hands a significant step up from Jazz Basses I've played over the years. The obvious point of reference is the Fender Custom Shop Jaco Relic, which I owned for several years, and which I'd say pales by comparison with this bass, which is also significantly lighter (I'll confirm weight when I take photos).

I'm in no great rush to sell, but if we're talking cash, I'll take £2500 firm, no offers. I would prefer collection in person or meet up to both ensure that the buyer is happy with the bass and to minimise the risk associated with couriers. However, if the latter is the only option, it would nee to be sent fully insured at buyer's expense.

I should be able to post some close-up/internal photos tomorrow, apologies again for the delay, I don't want to be taking this apart in a rush!

Cheers

Chris

  

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